Weather in Athens

Best time to visit

Most visitors pass through the capital during peak holiday season between July and August, many en-route to the islands. On the plus side, summer nightlife is in full swing with open-air bars, clubs, concerts and cinema, and beaches along the coast are open for bathing; on the downside, it can be very hot. Probably the nicest times to visit are between May-June or September-October, when the weather is warm and sunny, and attractions not too crowded. If you come in low season (November-April), you’ll experience Athens like a local – it may be too dull and chilly for sitting out, but the cultural scene will still be thriving.

Day

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
3
2
°C
0mm
6
s
50%
1,006mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
3
3
°C
0mm
6
se
53%
1,010mb
Good
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
3
5
°C
3.2mm
3
sse
56%
1,009mb
Moderate
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
3
3
°C
0.6mm
1
ene
58%
1,007mb
Moderate
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
3
3
°C
0mm
7
sse
56%
1,010mb
Good
Mon
Sunny
Sunny skies
3
1
°C
1.9mm
10
nne
57%
1,013mb
Good
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
3
2
°C
2.3mm
5
ne
63%
1,012mb
Moderate
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
8
°C
0.5mm
22
n
67%
1,015mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Mon
Clear
Clear skies
2
6
°C
0.6mm
3
se
81%
1,006mb
Good
Tue
Clear
Clear skies
2
3
°C
0.8mm
7
wsw
64%
1,004mb
Good
Wed
Clear
Clear skies
2
4
°C
0.8mm
3
nne
67%
1,008mb
Good
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
2
3
°C
0.8mm
1
s
72%
1,009mb
Good
Fri
Clear
Clear skies
2
5
°C
0.7mm
4
nnw
73%
1,007mb
Good
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
2
5
°C
0.5mm
2
ssw
74%
1,009mb
Moderate
Sun
Clear
Clear skies
2
4
°C
0mm
2
ssw
73%
1,010mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
2
6
°C
0mm
8
nnw
68%
1,013mb
Moderate
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
4
°C
0mm
16
nnw
63%
1,013mb
Good
Last updated at 00:06, Wednesday 03 September
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  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
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